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Planting the Seeds of Justice at the DC Food Future Summit

Planting the Seeds of Justice at the DC Food Future Summit

Earlier this month, DC’s Healthy Affordable Food for All (HAFA) held the first ever DC Food Future Summit.  Over 300 attendees gathered to share food, stories, and ideas, and to dream big about what the future of DC’s food system could and should look like. HAFA is a coalition group that brings together Washingtonians who… Read more »

“We fight because we too believe in a sustainable future” –  Bon Appétit workers nationwide stand with DC workers

“We fight because we too believe in a sustainable future” – Bon Appétit workers nationwide stand with DC workers

Earlier this month, nearly 150 workers, students, and community members delegated Bon Appétit Management Company at American University to say: we want real food, we want real jobs, and we want respect. Two Bon Appétit workers from across the country joined them in solidarity: Prince Jones from LaVerne University and Raquel Baptiste from Wesleyan University…. Read more »

DC Workers & Community Members Urge Bon Appétit to Take Leadership on Sustainability

DC Workers & Community Members Urge Bon Appétit to Take Leadership on Sustainability

We believe real food and real jobs go hand in hand, and Bon Appétit Management Company at American University (AU) has an historic opportunity to chart a new course for sustainability on campus and beyond. That was the message over 120 cafeteria workers, students, faculty, and community members took to the Bon Appétit dining services… Read more »

“I had to go to a food bank” – American University Food Worker Testifies on Food Insecurity

“I had to go to a food bank” – American University Food Worker Testifies on Food Insecurity

Our nation’s food service workers know the ins and outs of food, but many also know hunger just as well. Over 1 in 5 food service workers suffer from food insecurity. That’s almost double the national average. A combination of low wages and inconsistent hours renders many food service workers unable to afford healthy food… Read more »

Leading the way to a sustainable future: One recipe at a time | Carmen

Leading the way to a sustainable future: One recipe at a time | Carmen

Last week, we met Carmen McRae, a Bon Appétit worker who has worked in the cafeteria at American University for 25 years.  As a child, Carmen learned to cook from her mother, and is now known as the best cook in her family! In preparation for Thanksgiving, Carmen has shared with us one of her… Read more »

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